• Action to cull ‘invasive’ brook trout

    by  • September 22, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Thousands of brook trout are being culled at a Canadian alpine lake in a bid to save the endangered native cut-throats. The brook trout appeared at Hidden Lake, Banff, in 1996 and catches of the native westslope cutthroat trout started to slump. The cull has the backing of Trout Unlimited. Full story here.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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